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Everything posted by Duffman

  1. Vikings VS. Saints

  2. Vikings VS. Saints

  3. Trout Photo Gallery

    Yep, went home with a couple.
  4. Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    If they continue to improve at this rate, they will be a dangerous team in the playoffs. I know it's a hard thing to do, but if you could just instill Butler's fire into the rest of the team, especially Wiggins, watch out.
  5. I'd like your opinion

    Kershaw fan here, since I bought my first in '82. And I dig the Ken Onion assisted-opening models. Thought I lost one camping one fall (looked everywhere) and that model is no longer made, the Scallion was the closet to it, so I picked it up. Then the following fall I found the first knife rolled up in the tent. I tend to use the little caping knife as my main knife on camping trips. Everything from gutting/gilling trout to cutting cheese and a ribeye.
  6. Never thought i would say this!!!!

    There's been a vast improvement in gear and clothing since 2000 for ice fishing. People will enjoy an activity more if they are comfortable. I have noticed that FF commercials are way more numerous since the buyout. Don't know if that adds anything to the conversation, but it used to be more of a word of mouth store. And they did fine back then. Maybe with the downturn in sales due to poor inventory/word of mouth, they felt the need to get the word out on their own?
  7. Have Ion-Want k Drill

    I understand where you are coming from. And I am already thinking ahead to possibly getting a spare head now that this is my sole auger. That and an extention maybe next year. I'm the guy who always kept a spare set of Lazer blades in my center console. I'm the guy you go to on a camping trip when you forgot spare batteries.
  8. Have Ion-Want k Drill

    It's just the blade head, 10"×10"×7" box would probably cover it. Does anybody know offhand how much that it is costing to send it up and back for sharpening the days? Including sharpening. It was a very nice quick experience getting it done by Surface Tension. FIL over the holidays said he could sharpen it. He was given a fair warning to NEVER touch it.
  9. Have Ion-Want k Drill

    I knew what you meant, the hole has always looked a tad larger than my 8" Lazermag. Never have measured it though, figured metric, maybe it's 21 or 22(cm) ?
  10. Wild Regular Season 2017-18

    NHL hockey..........make the playoffs and be playing your best hockey of the year at that point, the Wild can still achieve that. We shall see.
  11. Have Ion-Want k Drill

    Yep Cuts through the ice "Like butta". Less than 10 holes, spot on the spot type of situation. Don't know if and when I will actually test how long the battery lasts with the way I fish these days. Oh,,,,,Big Dave, quit dissing the Lazermag until I get around to selling mine. LOL
  12. Have Ion-Want k Drill

    Nils 8" with drill plate. Milwaukee M18 drill with 5.0 battery. (Plus spare battery) Cold Snap blade this year after cussing out the factory cover for the last 15+ years.
  13. Have Ion-Want k Drill

    I'm just saying besides propane, I'm done with fuel on the ice, no more possibility of getting gas or white gas on the hands. But you knew that.
  14. Have Ion-Want k Drill

    I was all smiles on the ice over Christmas weekend. No more gas augers or gas lanterns for this guy.
  15. Putting out the birdfeeder again

    Meanwhile, near Monticello.
  16. Plastics...

    If you can, watch how different plastics react to different jigging motions on an underwater camera. And how the fish react. Speeds up the learning process. It will also show you where you want the loop of the knot on eyelet to get the bait to hang the way you want it. Plastics can be a lot of fun and very productive at times. You will know when you've "Got it"....... when you are outfishing your buddies that are using bait. I still use bait though, meat can be hard to pass up at times.
  17. Plastics...

    This has been a perch magnet for me lately. Hangs perfectly in the water with this combo. Doesn't take much to get it moving in a tantalizing manner. I used to trim 2" powerminnows down to the size I wanted, no need anymore.
  18. Kdrill or Nils

    I've had the Nils 8" hand auger for about 15 years now, and now it's time to take full advantage of it. Getting both a drill plate and Milwaukee drill for Xmas. For the ice fishing I do these days, it should be a perfect fit. Can't wait to try it out this weekend, yes Christmas will be a couple days early for me. And I'll be selling my Lazermag shortly. What do you guys think, $150 with an extension and an extra set of new blades sound fair? Granted, it hasn' been fired up in a couple of years, so it might need a little work.
  19. Manziel Debate

    Oh, LMIT is still around, but if he moseyed back into the football forum, his alt would be surely outed.
  20. Manziel Debate

    *bump* LOL
  21. Teddy's Back!!

    Oh please, the kid hasn' seen game action in forever and the place was rocking, he was jacked up. I'll wait a tad before I knock him down a few notches. He ain't no Manziel.
  22. Teddy's Back!!

    You guys seem to be overlooking the time the improved O line has given the QB's to throw this year. We still have no idea how Teddy will do when given additional time to throw.
  23. Them gun safe's ain't filling themselves I thought we all already had one.
  24. Bear-ly Won!

    Hey leech, did we lose some posts in this thread, I remember making a winning 2 out of 3 statement 3 weeks ago? Is a fricken Packerhead moderating this forum!? If they win this weekend............ Do you guys know that today the color purple was named the official color for 2018? Coincidence? I think not.